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Ottawa announces $1billion package to address housing shortage for vulnerable

The federal government has announced plans to spend $1 billion over the next six months on what it is calling a Rapid Housing Initiative to help address urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians. Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen says the »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health

The COVID grinch that may have stolen a big Christmas event in Toronto

it may be that another major annual event in Canada’s biggest city has become a victim of COVID-19. The Toronto Christmas market is modelled loosely on European Christmas markets such as Germany’s Chriskindlesmarkts. This was to be the 11th year »

Health

‘Twindemic’: Doctors urgent call for help with flu vaccines during COVID-19

As COVID-19 testing continues and numbers of positive cases are on the increase. doctors are urging that people who don’t exhibit symptom don’t line up for tests. At the same time, flu season is arriving with symptoms similar to COVID. »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Quebec restricts private gatherings in Montreal and Quebec City

Authorities in Quebec are urging residents of Montreal and the provincial capital of Quebec City to limit family gatherings and other social activities as the province recorded 462 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing back the number of infections »

Health, Politics, Society

B.C. lays out details of its pandemic economic recovery plan

British Columbia has unveiled details of its economic recovery plan, aimed at trying to get the province back on its feet as it continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The $1.5-billion package includes $660 million in new tax incentives and »

Health, Politics, Society

Tam delivers another warning about Canada’s COVID spike

Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says the recent spike in COVID-19 cases that has seen the number of daily cases rise by nearly 50 per cent in the past two weeks could lead to the country not »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Reinvented: shipping containers as COVID safe visitation rooms for care homes

Old shipping containers have been repurposed for many other unusual uses, not the least of which is to be converted into actual homes. With the arrival of COVID-19, many long term care homes (LTC) across the country were forced to »

Health, Society

Survey: Canadians more comfortable with activities if COVID-19 testing expanded

As the number of COVID-19 cases being reported rise across the country, and with the start of the new school year, expanding asymptomatic testing could put some Canadian minds at ease. According to an Abacus Data poll commissioned by the »

Health, Politics, Society

Canadians donating less due to COVID and WE Charity scandal, survey

A new survey by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute seems to reinforce what charities have been saying: Canadians are giving less since the pandemic began. This is even as the need for various charitable services has increased during this time. »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Canadian firefighters head to Oregon to fight devastating wildfires

Canada is sending nearly 300 firefighters and technical specialists to help fight wildfires in Oregon, one of three U.S. West Coast states currently being ravaged by the blazes. Some 40 to 50 “overhead personnel”–supervisors, specialists and technical experts–from Ontario, Manitoba, »